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Hand-Engraved Tourmaline Ring

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

Being Koi !

Japanese koi swim up the shoulders of this beautifully hand-engraved ring. The ring is hand-crafted in platinum and set with a striking blue-green tourmaline reminiscent of shimmering water in a pond.

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

The design of this ring was inspired by the crisp Blue-Green of the Tourmaline  -  a color often seen in Japanese-inspired and Aesthetic Movement designs of the late Victorian period.

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

The ring is crafted in platinum with a flat-edge style band that is widest at the shoulders and tapers along the circumference towards the base.  For the trillium shaped blue-green Tourmaline,  we made a partial bezel setting  -  encasing the back edge and tip of the gem while leaving the sides exposed for a more open look.

We then hand engraved the ring in a technique called "relief engraving" which means the engraver cuts away the background metal to "relieve" or reveal the design.  This technique is akin to how a sculptor chips away stone from a solid block to create a masterpiece.  It is a more laborious technique than bright-cut engraving,  but the result is astonishing  -  a three dimensional depiction that truly captivates the eye.   Each shoulder of the ring features a Koi Fish (Japanese Goldfish) swimming towards the tourmaline amidst a background of rolling waves.

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

On the back wall of the setting,  we engraved a koi fish swimming off to the right.  You can just see his tail and back fins.  We then engraved the side walls of the band with stylized waves that ripple like water on a windblown pond.

For added contrast, we applied black rhodium to create an antique look to the metal and engraving.

This view also displays the robust thickness of the band throughout the entire circumference.  At Bijoux Extraordinaire, our rings are built to last not only a lifetime,   but also for future generations.

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

The inside of the ring is also beautifully crafted.  Note the sturdy,  thick walls of the bezel setting that holds the Tourmaline.  The edges are crisp and the undergallery smooth and symmetrical.  Our philosophy is that the underside should be crafted as nicely as the topside.   It is these hidden details that truly show the craftsman's level of skill.

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

All of our rings are stamped with our registered Hallmark ("BEL") and the quality of the precious metal ("PLAT" for platinum).  These marks are your assurance of exceptional craftsmanship,   innovative design and lasting quality.

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

Name:  Being Koi !


This custom ring can be recreated with a variety of gemstones, fine details, precious metals and in different sizes.  Please inquire.


This hand-engraved ring is crafted in platinum.  The trillium-cut Blue-Green Tourmaline weighs 1.54 carats and measures approximately 7.5 millimeters along each side.  The ring is a finger size 6 .


This striking design can also be custom made to order in platinum, 18kt yellow gold or 18kt rose gold and with a variety of diamonds and colored gemstones.   If our Koi Fish design has caught you in it's net, then let us create a stunning ring for you featuring your favorite gemstone.

Engraved Koi fish and Tourmaline ring. (J8709)

We enjoy creating beautiful hand-engraved rings set with gemstones.
Here are a few more rings we have created ...

A beautifully hand-engraved ring set with fiery orange Manderin Garnets. (J8703)Hand engraved platinum ring with a shield-shape Lavender Spinel. (J8710)A florally engraved ring set with a beautiful Fancy Violet sapphire.

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